"I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light." ~ John Keith Falconer
In this world so full of sin and hopeless people, missionaries are needed. Often I wonder whether I'm doing enough, when so many are dying without ever hearing about a Savior Who loves them with an infinite love. But then the Lord gently reminds me that it's not about saving the world, but saving souls. It's not about the masses, it's about the individuals. It matters not whether I'm preaching to thousands in Africa or sharing a tract and some lunch with the homeless man on the street.
In a few days, fifteen students from Southern Adventist University will be flying down to Georgetown, Guyana to conduct fifteen different evangelistic series. Yes, preachers have been there before. Yes, we're only going to be there for a short amount of time, while the local lay leaders and pastors do most of the work. Yes, we're going to have fairly small audiences for all the time, effort, and expense put into the trip. But none of this matters. If one soul is saved because of our efforts, one human being shown their priceless worth, it will be worth it all. Unfortunately we're only able to be in South America for about three weeks, but what difference does it make? It only takes a moment for the Holy Spirit to use our words and actions to convict a heart.
Miracles will happen. Lives will be changed - and not only for those who live in Guyana. Short or long, mission trips are life changing and we as the mission team will not return the same. Those who work as ambassadors for Christ never do.
This is the team. These are the students. Pray with and for us that the powers of darkness will be held back and the Holy Spirit will be able to work mightily during the trip!
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